Eman Ahmed admitted to Abu Dhabi hospital

Toni Houston
May 6, 2017

"We have already started medical examination and are conducting various tests that are crucial for her assessment", a spokesperson for the hospital said on Friday.

That did not disappoint Dr Lakdawala's care towards Eman, he continued to give his service doing what's best for his patient. Her last hours at the hospital did not end without some high drama after Shaimaa refused to sign some legal clause as part of the transfer process.

Doctors say Eman may need several more surgeries to set right her hips and knees as her bones have remained unused for so many years - and to help her walk normally again.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, who heralds from Alexandria in Egypt, had not walked for 25-years while at her heaviest.

Ms Ahmed, who weighed around 500 kg at the time of her admission in Saifee Hospital, is around 330 kg lighter thanks to bariatric surgery and the liquid diet she has been on since February. Her genetic tests had shown that she has a rare gene mutation that can not be cured through surgery.


Mason had also undergone gastric by-pass surgery in 2010 initially, and lost 628 pounds. "She will not need a surgery until we have fully examined her", explained Yassin Elshahad, chief medical officer at Burjeel Hospital, flagship of VPS Healthcare, owned by radiologist-turned-entrepreneu r Shamsheer Vayalil, steering the switch of medical hands.

An image of Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is displayed at a press conference attended by her Indian bariatric surgeon, Muffazal Lakdawala, in Mumbai on February 13, 2017.

After the treatment of the worlds heaviest woman - Egypts Eman Ahmed - at a hospital here created controversy, the Maharashtra government has chose to come up with guidelines to deal with worldwide patients. She also accused the hospital of exaggerating Abd El Aty's weight loss and claimed she was suffering seizures and was not stable enough to be moved.

Eman Ahmed reportedly gained much of the weight at age 11, causing mobility difficulties that had her crawling instead of walking.

Doctors are planning her treatment and will do an assessment. Her discharge from the hospital took longer than expected due to what seemed to be discrepancies in how authorities had to handle Eman to caregivers from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi. "She is smiling and waving to the doctors and bonding with the nurses", said a senior doctor. Ahmed had not been able to step out of her house in over 20 years until she was taken out for treatment, forced by a stroke that left her partially paralyzed.

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